Christy Thieben, Class of 2013 We first met Christy Thieben one year ago while she was completing her fieldwork with RehabCare at Bethesda Dilworth in St. Louis, MO. At that time, Christy was preparing to graduate with her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from St. Louis University. According to Christy, the… read more
A Look Into the APTA National Student Conclave – A Student’s Perspective By: Alexis Anderson, WKU DPT Program I am a first year physical therapy student of the inaugural class at Western Kentucky University, and I was awarded a sponsorship to attend the APTA National Student Conclave in Louisville, Kentucky.… read more
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Hello Everyone! This year has definitely proved to be a busy one so far and I’m sure it is no different for all of you. Almost halfway through my final rotation and time is just flying by! I have spent the better part of this month tying up loose ends… read more
I have to say that I am learning a TON in my current rotation at a local inpatient rehab (IPR) unit! As I am approaching my “half-way” point of my third FW rotation, I can honestly say that there has been something appealing to me about each practice setting I’ve… read more
I got the opportunity to attend the Oklahoma occupational therapy association annual conference this week. It was a great opportunity to get together with all of the OTs from around the state and speak with them about their experiences. At the conference, I sat in on an open forum group… read more
We checked with APTA this morning, 10/29, and it looks like the Student Conclave is still a go for this weekend. Hopefully Hurricane Sandy won’t affect the event. Will keep you posted. Safe travels!
See what Marquette PT students are learning during their second year and the advice to upcoming students about classes and what’s “lurking around the horizon!”
We are currently taking orthopedics, advanced biomechanics and kinesiology, lifespan development, neurological anatomy, neurological rehabilitation and wounds and integumentary physical therapy. We find these classes both interesting and challenging. This semester we are building on our knowledge to and seeing multiple facets of the realm of Physical Therapy. For us,… read more
The common response I hear when I talk to students about taking their boards is “I’m nervous”. While these tests become quite nerve racking as you prepare to take them, the end result of passing that exam is very rewarding. For MisericordiaUniversity, it was not only rewarding to their students… read more
As graduation approaches, you will inevitably start thinking about getting licensed. Below are some helpful hints to help you jumpstart your licensing process. 1. Review the NBCOT handbook 3. Apply to take the National Certification Exam 4. Obtain state license information by visiting the state OT contact map and clicking… read more